Member Handmade Books

Handmade books, accordion books, book art, and more from our readers and community members.

Traveling Art Journal

Kraft-Tex Paper Strathmore Drawing Paper Waxed Linen Bias Tape Studio Saturdays Create Long Travel Journal I made this during an Art Day with a fellow artist — it’s a great project, and I’m definitely going to make more. My journal has Strathmore paper for the sketchbook, Copic liner pens and a Uniball fine white pen.…

Found Words Book

The book is made using painted and distressed Lutradur for the pages, TAP (Transfer Artist Pages available though the Interweave store), a variety of fabrics lace and embellishments. The entire book can be seen at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/407646203747609315/ 

Mini ArtBooks: Matchbook-styled!

Mixed-media illustrator and designer, Martice Smith II, demonstrates a simple way to recreate a matchbook style design for miniature artbooks. Follow along as we create beautiful, handmade books with a variety of decorative cardstock, sketchbook papers and a stapler. See the tutorial, here: Mini ArtBooks: Matchbook-styled!

Feather Studies Handmade Book

I made this 6 x 6 book to document my efforts to learn how to draw feathers. I included pretty vintage feather images from The Graphics Fairy for inspiration, and added pockets to hold tags and a variety of papers for sketching. I love the natural beauty of feathers, and I hope that through practice,…

Handmade Stab-Stitched Book – Athena’s Book – Cover

A friend of mine loves to journal but hates boring pages. So I created this stab-stitched book for her, containing scrapbooking paper pages, papers I decorated with paint, and some purchased handmade papers. I added a few additional details like doodling and stickers to make the book a little more special. The cover is a…

Handmade Flag Book – Maria’s Cards – Cover

I have a friend who sends me handmade cards on a rather regular basis. I decided to honor her with a little flag book containing some of her cards. Her favorite color is pink, so I just had to create a pink book with a pink ribbon closure. I used a 3-D sticker on the…